Shelter is not only a basic human need, it is also critical to people’s ability to pursue and attain economic stability.
We work to remove barriers that limit people’s ability to access safe, affordable, healthy housing that everyone deserves. We educate policymakers so they can pass more effective policies. We litigate and win victories for tenants. We collaborate with community members and partner organizations to identify solutions and amplify the voices of those most impacted. And we inform the public at large so everyone can play a part in ensuring affordable housing for all.
Housing authorities can promote health and justice for returning citizens right now
A statement from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.
Crime-free nuisance ordinances do not make communities safer.
Measure will protect over 1 million people in Cook County from housing discrimination.
A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.
Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.
Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The policy of aldermanic prerogative has hindered development of affordable housing and racial integration in the City of Chicago
Crime free rental housing and nuisance property ordinances often have very costly consequences for tenant families, landlords, and the whole community
Overly restrictive housing admissions policies create barriers to housing for individuals with criminal records.